Le quadrille du Prince ImpérialAdditional title: Nouveau quadrille dansé à la suite du banquet offert à Mlle. Taglioni, par les artistes chorégraphiques de l'Opéra
NamesLinton, Henri (Engraver)Morin, Edmond, 1824-1882 (Artist)Lasalle, Albert de, 1833-1886 (Writer of accompanying material)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1858 (Inferred)Place: Paris?
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Lin H Qua 1
TopicsTaglioni, Marie, 1804-1884Plunkett, Adeline, 1824-1910Rosati, Carolina Galetti, 1826-1905Cerrito, FannyLivry, Emma, 1842-1863Mazilier, Joseph, 1797-1868Beauchet, Magloire, d. 1875Mérante, Louis, 1828-1887Petipa, Lucien, 1815-1898Quadrille (Dance)
NotesStatement of responsibility: Ed. Morin ; Henri Linton sc.Title devised by cataloger.Signed on matrix.Content: Caption at bottom: Musée des tréatres [i.e., théatres]. L'Opéra. (1re série: La danse). Nouveau quadrille dansé à la suite du banquet offert à Mlle. Taglioni, par les artistes chorégraphiques de l'Opéra. (Dessin de Morin, gravure de Linton.)Content: On the verso of this sheet is a report of the event, titled Musée des théatres, Le quadrille du Prince Impérial, signed by Albert Lasalle.Citation/reference: For more information about this event, see: Guest, Ivor, The ballet of the Second Empire, 1858-1870, London, A. and C. Black, 1953.Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.Biographical/historical: This print, possibly published in the Parisian journal Le monde Illustré, documents a special event, the performance of the quadrille du Prince Impérial, choreographed by Joseph Mazilier and performed by a group of leading dancers from the Paris Opéra at a banquet given in honor of the great ballerina Marie Taglioni at the restaurant Trois Frères Provencaux in Paris in Nov. 1858. Albert Lasalle's report on the verso of the print includes a detailed description of the figures of Mazilier's quadrille.Biographical/historical: At the time of this event Marie Taglioni, then in retirement, had returned to Paris shortly after the Opéra debut of the young dancer Emma Livry, who was acclaimed as a second Taglioni. Contrary to expectation, the two became friends, and Taglioni choreographed her only ballet, Le Papillon (1860), for Livry. This promising collaboration, however, came to a tragic end in 1863, when Livry died of injuries received when her costume caught on fire.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 1 print : wood engraving, b&w ; 26 x 34 cm.
DescriptionDepiction of a moment in the quadrille, a ballroom dance for four couples, with a woman and a man bowing to each other. The other participants in the dance are grouped on either side of them, two women and a man at left, two men and a woman at right. The central image is surrounded by inset portrait heads of the evening's honoree, Marie Taglioni (at top center) and dancers (clockwise from top left) Adeline Plunkett, Carolina Rosati, Fanny Cerrito, Joseph Mazilier, Magloire Beauchet, Emma Livry, Louis Mérante, and Lucien Petipa.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825122406NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759028Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4534d0b0-88fa-0134-c517-00505686a51c
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